My friend and sister, Ursula Smith.
What if waiting until you are a grown up is not necessary???
Ja La Mo - a driven woman, diligent mother, devoted friend, financial whiz, curly hair influencer, funky framer wearer, and just a dope person
The simply amazing and unbelievably courageous, Courtney.
The phenomenal accuracy of God.
Who is Jacqui Jones? Why does she put "The" in front of her name?
My hair has brought me more attention that I could ever imagine. It's always been thick (just like my thighs!), and the longer it grew, the more people stared. I never really saw it as a significant feat or accomplishment. It was just how God saw fit to create me. My hair and I have… Continue reading The Pen is Mightier
Last week in my classroom, we studied butterflies. Now, I must be honest, it is rare for me to do any additional research on our weekly thematic units. Any knowledge I pass on to my class is either information I learned in previous years or comes from a book I choose to read. The latter… Continue reading Metamorphosis
Here's the 1st story in my new series. I tried to cram the importance of my mother in about 1000 words.
God is blessing the works of my hands
Thoughts on Women's History Month and how I tend to celebrate the women of my history
Is there a theory behind love?
Every Christmas since maybe my college years, perhaps my mid-20s, my dad has ended the gift opening/exchange with a treasure hunt. Each family member has a stocking that contains a clue/riddle. We have to figure out the hiding place of the next clue which may or may not have a present with it. Typically, the… Continue reading Treasure Hunt
I vividly remember the night I sat on my parents' bed, rocking my niece to sleep, watching the news of the murder of a young teenager Black boy wearing a hoodie, clutching a bag of skittles. In my mind, I tried to visualize the scene. How fast was the boy walking? What song was playing… Continue reading What should Dreamers do
It's the annual after Thanksgiving event, Black Friday. An event that has steadily evolved from the opportunity to gain a head start on Christmas shopping by scoring some excellent deals to what just seems like capitalism and commercialism. But it was those thoughts and feelings that lead to Small Business Saturday. The consumer can "stick… Continue reading Clickbait aka Support
In deep reflection on how God is able to perform miracles with what I have in my hands
Passion, people and profit goals
My hair is beautifully magical.
A #bloglikecrazy day late but definitely not a dollar short.
Looking for love or not looking for love but for the hope in love for me
I think season 3 or mabye season 4 is my favorite.
Something that Javacia of See Jane Write has truly been consistent about other than being a fabulous girl boss, writer, encourager of all things feminist, and an avid Beyonce' fan is writing a mission statement. Hers is so clean and simple and I'm jealous that I did not think of it 1st. But a prompt… Continue reading My Mission Statement aka Personal Statement aka My Manifesto
My G-ma, as my friend...
It's too early to give up...
What a year! And it's not even over.
Celebrating the life of my niece
My reflection on mother's day. #Tellher
My word and scripture for 2018
What's the big deal about starting anew in the new year?
Christmas gift giving guide for parents
Teach children about the gift of giving
Hope deferred makes the heart sick but once it's fulfilled it is life
love is what love does
From my post in April: 100 signifies an election. The word election stems from the Latin eligere meaning to “pick out.” So today, I have elected to reflect over the past 99 days and pick today as the day to begin to conquer my fears, move past my insecurities, and just do it. My faith is urging me to… Continue reading 100 days…
Chef it up in your own kitchen today!
How do you celebrate your child's 1st birthday?
Create your village and then expect your village to work for you
Options for healthy eating
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Sharing my motivation for May
Take time to love yourself is the best way to love others and serve God
I was in the 2nd grade when I met the reality of my life as a writer. My memory is a little cloudy concerning the particulars of this day, so please forgive my attempt to recall. I believe we were presented with the opportunity to write a story. I remember illustrating a picture and writing… Continue reading Why I Write
Last year, my sister and I took pictures in our Easter outfits after church and this year was no different. I boldly posted last year's picture on Instagram. As soon as I saw it in my feed, I scrutinized it from top to bottom. I felt confident in my rose lace dress, nude pumps, and… Continue reading 1000 words
It is Holy Week 2017. This is a week of reverence and remembrance in the Christian community of faith. This week symbolizes a foundational truth of our faith - the life, burial and resurrection of Christ. Today, Good Friday, is the day Jesus fulfilled prophecy. His people, the Jews strongly urged the high priest to… Continue reading Good Friday
A time of reflection, self-examination, and cause of realize the significance of this day.
The most powerful position in your home with your child
A simple prayer for parents
Follow my blog with Bloglovin For me, ♥ Love ♥ is so many things. It is a feeling, an action, an expression, an ideal. It is God. I do not recall when I fell in love with the word, feeling and idea of LOVE. But when I did, I fell hard. It is such a simple yet… Continue reading What is Love ?
One of my favorite people turned 40 and it goes a little like this...
My evolution of how I define a "friend" has naturally matured with me. I met my 1st best friend in first grade. I have always considered my name different or unique only because it begins with a "V" so to find another someone with a "V" name made me smile. I was new to the… Continue reading So I Call You My Best Friend
Just a little introspective retrospection